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Newsletter Issue 11 - September 2019

And just like that, we're only a couple of months away before a new year comes. Time does fly!

Anyway, we're on our third issue of 2019, and we have a very diverse set of articles in this issue. We look at life beyond linear broadcast in an article by IBC. We most certainly have to cover pervasive topics like AI, Blockchain, and the bloody Streaming Wars. We added some tips from our tech partners on choosing the best video editing machine, calculating bandwidth for streaming, and pitfalls to avoid when considering cloud storage. And because we love practical tech, we've also included articles on smart homes and smart cities.

By the way, we just wrapped up IBC 2019. If you saw or met us at IBC, thank you very much! Do join us again next year which promises to be an even bigger show. Lastly, in case you missed it, we also made a huge announcement on day 1 of IBC—the launch of our Arkki EVO Digital Asset Manager. We've included a link to this story below.

Enjoy!

MediaPower launches Arkki EVO Digital Asset Manager at IBC

Original Publish Date: September 13, 2019
Author: MediaPower Press Announcement

MediaPower launches Arkki EVO Digital Asset Manager at IBC

MediaPower has launched Arkki EVO, successor to its award-winning Arkki MAM platform, at IBC 2019. Arkki EVO is an advanced digital asset management platform that enables you to store, catalog, share, edit, retrieve, and distribute digital assets quickly and efficiently. It is built on a service-oriented architecture for scalability and leverages advanced technologies like NoSQL database and elastic graph engines to deliver speed and maximum flexibility.

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Why the Porsche Taycan's Two-Speed Gearbox Is Such a Big Deal

Original Publish Date: September 05, 2019
Author: Eric Adams, WIRED

Why the Porsche Taycan's Two-Speed Gearbox Is Such a Big Deal

Yes, we're fans of tech BUT we're also big fans of cars. So when something like this comes across our daily reading, we just had to share it. Meant to compete with the Tesla, the Porsche Taycan was just launched earlier this month. It features a two-speed gearbox, a first for an EV, that aims to improve both acceleration and efficiency. This is a big deal and we're excited.

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Mac VS PC - 2019’s Top Professional Video Editing Computers

Original Publish Date: September 03, 2019
Author: Nathaniel Cooper, ProMAX

Mac VS PC - 2019’s Top Professional Video Editing Computers

Video Editing is among the most popular and hardware intensive jobs for a computer or workstation. No surprise many people are looking for an ideal machine for their video editing environment. A professional and well-optimized computer for video editing can save a lot of time, a lot of anxiety in the long run, and (this goes without saying) - a lot of money. So, which does the job better? A Mac or a PC?

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The Top Five Pitfalls Businesses Make When Considering Cloud Storage – And How to Avoid Them

Original Publish Date: August 27, 2019
Author: Qumulo

The Top Five Pitfalls Businesses Make When Considering Cloud Storage – And How to Avoid Them

When it comes to file storage, moving data, applications, and workloads to the cloud allows organizations to better focus on their core competencies, accelerate innovation, increase data security, build new solutions, and reduce costs. Here are five common mistakes organizations make when moving to the cloud, and some best practices to avoid these pitfalls.

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New adventures in AR

Original Publish Date: August 19, 2019
Author: David Davies, IBC 365

New adventures in AR

Discussion around the creative and commercial opportunities of augmented reality (AR) has been intensifying for several years now. While broadcasting and film are giving rise to an ever-greater number and diversity of AR experiences, David Davies (of IBC 365) discovers that it could be a few years more before AR realises its phenomenal commercial potential.

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Block around the clock: Blockchain adoption in the broadcast industry

Original Publish Date: August 08, 2019
Author: Adam Shephard, IBC 365

Block around the clock: Blockchain adoption in the broadcast industry

It’s virtually impossible to escape blockchain these days. Once the sole preserve of cryptocurrency enthusiasts and tech geeks, blockchain technology is now being talked about within every industry - and the media and broadcasting spaces are no exception.

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Sports Content Management: Inside AI and machine-learning developments

Original Publish Date: August 01, 2019
Author: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Europe

Sports Content Management: Inside AI and machine-learning developments

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are among the industry’s hottest topics, and, for those involved in storing sports content, the technology’s potential has led to some sexy projects. Automated cutting of highlights, pattern and facial recognition to automate logging, and plenty of other applications have made headlines. But questions remain, and the work is still very much in its infancy.

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Bandwidth for streaming: how much do I need?

Original Publish Date: July 31, 2019
Author: Jordan Sheldrick, Epiphan Video

Bandwidth for streaming: how much do I need?

So how much streaming upload bandwidth do you actually need to ensure a successful live broadcast? The answer is… it depends! Understanding factors such as stream quality, encoding settings, and other conditions are essential to configuring a worry-free and reliable live broadcast.

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The Future: Smart Homes and Smart Cities

Original Publish Date: July 30, 2019
Author: Sources: Time Magazine and Glitchmind

The Future: Smart Homes and Smart Cities

Yes, we're fans of practical tech. Smart homes and smart cities are just among practical tech that may directly affect how we live our lives in the near future. So, we take a look at two articles that cover what the future may hold for us:

Is there still life in linear broadcasting?

Original Publish Date: July 24, 2019
Author: Tim Dams, IBC 365

Is there still life in linear broadcasting?

Life for linear broadcasters looks as challenging as it has ever been in 2019. With their business model being rapidly disrupted by the streamers, can traditional free-to-air broadcasters hold on to viewers and advertisers? Tim Dams reports for IBC 365.

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The Streaming Wars: Its Models, Surprises, and Remaining Opportunities

Original Publish Date: July 12, 2019
Author: Matthew Ball, REDEF

The Streaming Wars: Its Models, Surprises, and Remaining Opportunities

The battle of OTT players is heating up, and it's going to get bloody. It's no longer just Netflix or Amazon, Apple and Disney and many more are joining the war, so much so that some TV viewers face ‘platform saturation’. Either way, here's a good primer by REDEF on the different models, and the surprises and opportunities that come with it.

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How Digital Transformation Can Unify Divided Business And Technology Teams

Original Publish Date: July 08, 2019
Author: Neha Sampat, Forbes

How Digital Transformation Can Unify Divided Business And Technology Teams

Business and IT have been teetering on a seesaw for years. The C-suite needs business metrics and overview data. Marketers need access to consumer data and the ability to push out content effectively. The sales department needs access to analytics and reporting. All of this is required at the speed of a fast-moving market. Yet, it seems like the technology and processes to address these needs have a hard time measuring up.

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The unforeseen trouble AI is now causing

Original Publish Date: June 17, 2019
Author: Jordan French, The Next Web

The unforeseen trouble AI is now causing

AI has come a long way in recent years — but as many who work with this technology can attest, it is still prone to surprising errors that wouldn’t be made by a human observer. While these errors can sometimes be the result of the required learning curve for artificial intelligence, it is becoming apparent that a far more serious problem is posing an increasing risk: ADVERSARIAL DATA.

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Graph Databases. What’s the Big Deal?

Original Publish Date: January 23, 2019
Author: Favio Vázquez, Towards Data Science

Graph Databases. What’s the Big Deal?

Most broadcast and media applications use relational databases. But relational databases may not be the best for data that demands a good amount of flexibility in terms of defining their structure and building relationships. This is where Graph Databases, a technology built into MediaPower's Arkki EVO DAM, could help. In this article from Towards Data Science, Favio Vázquez explores the ideas and concepts of graph databases, what they are, what are their advantages and how they can help us in our daily tasks.

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